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Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 775888
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A well designed building and very well thought out displays. Exhibits are accessible and tailored for young and old alike. You get a real sense of being in the centre of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the Novium this week with a friend and our toddlers and crawly babies. Staff were very friendly, facilities very modern (I especially liked the changing table it was much sturdier than most!) and the kids really enjoyed having children-centric activities to do rather than just looking at the exhibitions. Will definitely come back soon!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Found this by accident whilst visiting Chichester, admission is free and there is so much to see all enclosed in a cool building. It was very quiet when we visited and I would definitely recommend you go and visit as you have nothing to lose and lots to see!

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A well designed building and very well thought out displays. Exhibits are accessible and tailored for young and old alike. You get a real sense of being in the centre of the ancient city.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was a pleasent free experience. The building itself was a bit strange but the exhibitions were good. It could do with having a bit more in it. Some more dressing up stuff, more stuff on the chichester harbour, maybe some more video footage. It is still reasonably new so maybe it will come in time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled in here, seeing that it was a museum with free entry, and that is always welcome with a family on a tight budget. 90 minutes later we came out having been blown away by the Roman baths and accompanying video reconstruction of bathlife at that time. Upstairs are further interesting exhibits. Our boys who are 7 and 5... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Free entry. excellent displays. Well designed museum. The displays upstairs are well worth a visit. very interesting. worth an hour of anyone's time

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Chrisb1955, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum. I'm so pleased to hear that you found your visit with us to be interesting and worthwhile. I hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bognor Regis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My 7 year old son attended the noviums sleepover as part of an organised beaver scout trip and had the most amazing time ever. The evening was structured with organised activities from 7pm - 8am and he was fully engaged throughout. The highlight for him must have been his chosen 'bed' for then night next to the bomb shelter but... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi AB6, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum, It’s so good to hear that your son enjoyed this sleepover with us. We aim to provide an unforgettable experience for the children and it’s quite something to be able to say that you’ve spent a night at the museum! We look forward to welcoming your family... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came here (my husband and i) on the off chance as we were passing and thought "Hey, it's free... let's give it a go!" We are extremely glad that we did. There is a fantastic example of a roman bath inside and the history of Chichester and the local area during the war, before and after to present day.... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Dan C, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum. I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Since it is now free (at long last) we went in for a long visit, and were not that impressed. For a start, the roof still leaks, and scaffolding backed the much vaunted view of the Cathedral & City. The Roman baths on the ground floor are interesting, but you have to know something about them as the explanation available... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Frank S, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum. I am sorry to hear that you were not impressed by your visit. We take all feedback on board and we’re constantly looking to enhance the services we offer. You may be interested to hear that the scaffolding has now been removed so I do hope... More 

East Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We arrived in dripping rain gear to find there was no cloakroom so we struggled round clutching our sodden coats as it was too warm to keep them on. A bad oversight in a purpose-built museum. It was good to have someone explain the layout of the Roman remains, but the poor woman was struggling to make herself heard above... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Maussade47, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit. We take all feedback on board and constantly strive to enhance the services and exhibitions on offer. You may like to hear that the scaffolding has now been removed so I do hope that you... More 

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